Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development

This graduate certificate program in leadership development enables students to acquire skills in the areas of instructional design, group processes, adult learning, organizational diagnosis and consulting strategies, depending upon the needs and interests of the student. Designed for working professionals, program participants apply new skills in real world settings as well as in the classroom. This certificate provides students with a realistic preview of the master's degree program in Organizational Leadership and Learning. If accepted, all 15 credits will apply toward the 30-credit Master's degree program. 


Core Courses

HOL 6700 Human Behavior in Organizations or HOL 6701 Adult Learning
HOL 6704 Leadership in Organizations
9 credits of electives to be chosen in consultation with academic advisor


Goldman, Ellen F. Professor, Human and Organizational Learning
Khilji, Shaista E. Professor, Human and Organizational Learning


  • Program Entry: Fall
  • Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree
  • Campus: Main Campus

Application Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts (unofficial)

For more information on any of these requirements, please visit our Admissions FAQ page.

We encourage you to apply as early as possible for the next available start term. Please contact the admissions team with any questions.

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Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development program located on campus (202.994.9283).